Bill Farmer is available for speeches,workshops,and personal appearances through the MasterMedia Speakers Bureau. Contact Tony Colao for further information at mastermediaspeakers.com.
- The “Voice” of Goofy and Pluto for over the last 25 years
- Disney Legend (member of Disney Hall of Fame)
- Emmy nominee for the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse show
- IFFF Friz Freleng Excellence in Animation Award
- Has forged a successful career after being diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder as an adult
- Member and regular contributor to Fred Willard’s Mo-Ho’s improvisational comedy troupe
Programs Offered by Bill Farmer
You Can Teach An Old Dog New Tricks…My Life With Goofy And Other Famous Characters
Follow the journey of celebrity voice actor Bill Farmer from his roots in rural Kansas to being one of the most recognized Hollywood Voice-Over artists of our time. This Emmy nominated Disney Legend mixes humor and life experiences in his inspiring and uplifting story of success in the highly competitive entertainment industry. With film clips, anecdotes and insider stories, Bill’s presentation wows audiences in schools from Elementary through College, large audiences, Conventions and Corporate Presentations nationwide.
Succeeding With ADD And Tips For….Oh Look! A Squirrel!
Bill Farmer was diagnosed with ADD well into adulthood. In this presentation, the Emmy nominated celebrity voice actor offers a humorous and thought-provoking look at dealing with Attention Deficit Disorder with strategies to thrive and survive with the obstacles and opportunities presented by ADD at any age.
Success Through Acting
Learn to use the tried and true tips and techniques of acting to supercharge success in any career. With a mixture of humor and life lessons, and stories from his successful 30 year acting career, Emmy nominated Bill Farmer teaches the steps that can lead you to the top in your chosen profession. Build confidence, perform at your best and avoid sabotaging yourself. Find the best inner you while maintaining necessary balance in your life for long lasting success and happiness in your professional and personal lives.
Bill Farmer is a performer of many diverse talents. In a voiceover career that has spanned over 25 years, his voice has been heard by millions of people worldwide as the official voices of “Goofy” and “Pluto” for the Walt Disney Company. In 2009 Bill was honored to be inducted in the Walt Disney Company’s hall of fame when he became a Disney Legend along with Betty White, Tony Anselmo and Robin Williams. High honors also came in 2011 when Bill was the first Voice Actor to receive the Friz Freeling Lifetime Achievement Award as well as being nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for his work on the television series Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Additionally, Bill has also voiced such classic cartoon characters as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Sylvester the Cat, Foghorn Leghorn, and Yosemite Sam, and many others for various studios such as Warner Brothers, Lucasarts, Universal Studios and MGM. Bill provided additional voices for such motion pictures as Toy Story, Toy Story 2, A Bugs Life, Beauty and the Beast, Monsters Inc, Cars, Horton Hears A Who, Surf’s Up and the Spongebob Squarepants Movie among others as well as hundreds of commercials and television shows and has maintained a strong acting career in front of the camera as well. As a world class impressionist with over 100 celebrity impressions and dialects to his credit, Bill has done voice over and announcing work for hundreds of radio and television commercials nationwide. For over ten years, Bill has been a sought-after stand-up comedian at comedy clubs, nightclubs, banquets, meetings and conventions all over the country. Currently, Bill can be seen on stage monthly as a member of Fred Willard’s sketch comedy group called The MoHo’s. They perform live at the Second City Theater in Hollywood.
Comments about Bill Farmer
“If you believe Walt Disney’s assertion that “laughter is America’s most important export,” then Bill Farmer is a national treasure. His endearing humor, expert insight and approachable warmth continue to consistently engage audiences in memorable fashion. To listen to Bill Farmer is to learn from one of the best in the business.”
Ryan March, Disney Vacation Club Marketing Communications
“I have worked with Bill Farmer for many years, both as a presentation panel moderator and on-stage interviewer. Through his appealing personality, approachable demeanor and innate talents as an entertainer, Bill never fails to connect with an audience. His storytelling skills are akin to Garrison Keillor or Tom Bodett with material that is sophisticated enough for adults but appropriate enough for younger audiences. Any event or organization would be lucky to have Bill appear on their marquee.”
Tim O’Day -Executive PR Consultant, Events Producer, Author and Pop Culture Historian
“Bill Farmer is the inimitable voice of Disney’s Goofy, but that’s just one of the hundreds of voices he breathes his brand of spectacular life into. He has hosted several high profile Awards Ceremonies for our organization, and spoken on many industry panels about his craft and career. As VO artist extraordinaire, Bill is supremely clever, flexible, classy, and playful from gig to gig to gig. He’s the ultimate Pro and VO go-to guy.”
Chris Shoemaker, International Family Film Festival Founder/Executive Director
“Bill has a real gift for inspiring an actor to open up and find more interesting choices for their voice over reads! He is creative, fun and encouraging in his direction and brings his passion, joy and expertise to every student! ”
Hope Levy, President, Voice Actors Network
“Bill Farmer combines all the right ingredients into each one of his presentations a generous blend of knowledge, insight, inspiration and encouragement – seasoned throughout with his wonderful humor and voice talents. His creative stories and wisdom are served up with his warm and engaging personality delivering a uniquely fun and satisfying experience for all involved.”
Shun Lee Fong, President/Creative Director, The Greenhouse Arts & Media, Inc.
“Bill Farmer’s upbeat and positive outlook on life is entertaining and thought-provoking. He is a blessing to our congregation and to any audience who is fortunate enough to hear him speak.”
Mark Brewer, Senior Pastor, Bel Air Presbyterian Church, Los Angeles, CA
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